May 2023 Argentina Wandering back through the Mendoza, Wine Region of Argentina we found a winery with a labyrinth. This was tucked into the beautiful gardens and nestled under some huge eucalyptus trees. The super bonus was that the dogs were allowed to join us for the maze! We studied that map, and climbed … More Lost in Labyrinths and Exploring a Cave
Argentina May 2023 The well-known wine region of Argentina is Mendoza. While it is a dry, beautiful area, wine is just not our thing. So we searched the map and found Malargue and some mountain hot springs. We headed across the vast plains of Argentina, and up into the mountains. Malargue was made famous … More Cosmic Rays, Goats and Hot Springs
May 23- Argentina While most of our readers are probably not familiar with the geography of South America, a quick glance at the map shows that Argentina borders several countries. This particular time we entered from Chile into the Mendoza region, which is roughly the center of Argentina. After a bathroom break at … More Argentina, Mendoza region-
February 2023- Argentina As we left the dirt roads and canyons where we were hunting for rock art, we spotted a woman sitting in an alcove of rocks near an intersection. She had a bicycle and a thermos and was trying to stay tucked in, out of the wind. As we grew closer her little … More Put your hands on the wall and blow!
January 2023- Chile After the fun of watching those penguins, we planned a ferry from Porvenir to Punta Arenas and then a drive on to Puerto Natales. This area of Chile is actually a bunch of disconnected islands and a lot of ocean water. So ferries are cheap and common transportation. Before we drove on … More A ferry to Patagonia- here we go!
January 2023 When we finished exploring Ushuaia and reveling in the glory of the milestone, it was time to point the truck North and continue to explore this continent. Our first stop was back at the shop where we had the leaf springs made. Antonio was adamant that we come back to have everything checked … More Pointing North after so many years!
January 2023- Argentina Okay, maybe not the end of the earth, but certainly the end of the continent. We had reached the Southernmost point of the Americas. South Americas roads end in Ushuaia, Argentina – and we drove there! This is a photo of Ushuaia at night and in the morning. Due to the location, … More The end of the earth!
December, 2022 In the last post we shared some photos and videos of Iguazu Falls, Brazil. It was a beautiful day. Then we returned to our grassy, tree-shrouded campsite to await the arrival of our friend. Mike used this time to change the front brakes on the truck. Mechanical work in a campground always draws … More Brazil to Paraguay with a friend!
September 2021 Are you familiar with the movie “Pitch Perfect“? If not, spend a little time and watch it. But beware, it is a musical, it is in a college setting and it is filled with silly double entendres, innuendos and goofy characters. One of those characters is Fat Amy. If you don’t have … More Slowcarfasthouse V. 3.0 (Fat Amy)
Peruvian Hairless Dogs are a well recognized breed here in Peru and even globally. You can click HERE to read a post about them. But that is not what we decided to adopt here in Peru. After our last trip to the USA in May, we knew that we wanted to add a second dog … More Peru- Adopting a dog!